from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Moving or turning toward the south, as the south end of a magnetic needle. See magnet.


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  • In the southern hemisphere, of course, geomagnetic north points up and at an angle — and the magnetotactic bacteria there are south-seeking rather than north-seeking, and thus still able to head down deeper into their environment to escape oxygen.

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  • On this land is the south magnetic pole toward which the south-seeking end of the needle always points.

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  • (At the equator, where geomagnetic north doesn’t point up or down, there’s a mixture of north-seeking and south-seeking magnetotactic bacteria.)

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